Cities like Toronto and Ottawa may be the most well-known Ontarian cities, but in the northern region of the province, there are dozens of small reserves and communities filled with natural beauty. Fort Severn First Nation, known simply as Fort Severn, is a Cree community located on the banks of Hudson Bay in Kenora, Ontario. The settlement is home to less than 500 people and is served by Fort Severn Airport (YER). Eager to see some gorgeous landscapes and learn about Cree culture? Find and book the cheapest flights to Fort Severn by entering your trip details into Skyscanner's flight search tool. You can search and compare flight routes on your web browser or download the free Skyscanner Mobile App for on-the-go trip planning.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Fort Severn
As part of northern Ontario, the climate in Fort Severn is fairly cold. Snow and below-freezing temperatures generally start in October or November and last until April or May. During this time, temperatures generally sit between -10° C and -15° C, though it will likely feel colder due to the wind chill factor. The warmest weather conditions in Fort Severn can be found in the summer months, from June to August. However, with the warm weather brings humidity and rainfall. If you're not sure when to visit Fort Severn, Skyscanner's cheapest month search feature will help you find the cheapest time to fly to Fort Severn.
Airlines that Fly to Fort Severn Airport
Fort Severn Airport is currently served by one airline, Wasaya Airways. Wasaya Airways is a First Nations owned airline headquartered in Ontario and specializing in northern Ontario flights. The airline connects Fort Severn Airport with Sioux Lookout Airport (YXL) and Big Trout Airport (YTL). From Sioux Lookout, you can connect to large Canadian airports like Winnipeg International Airport (YWG).
Arriving at Fort Severn Airport
Fort Severn Airport is located about 6 km from the community. By car, the ride to this First Nations community will only take about five minutes. There are no public transportation links, taxi stands, or car rental agencies available at the airport. If you don't have friends or family to pick you up, ask about transportation options when booking your Fort Severn hotel.
Fort Severn Airport Facilities
Since Fort Severn Airport consists of just one small passenger terminal, there are really no amenities to speak of. Once you are at the reserve, you'll be able to stop at the community store to pick up anything you may need for your stay. The store sells things like souvenirs, clothing, snacks, groceries, and artwork. There is also a small grill where you can purchase a hot meal. On your way home, aim to be checked in with Wasaya Airways one hour before flight departure.
What to See and Do in Fort Severn
Tradition is very important amongst the residents of Fort Severn. When you visit the community, you will learn much about Cree culture and their heritage by listing to the stories of the Elders. The area is also filled with natural beauty. The community's varied landscapes include the water of Hudson Bay, forests, hills and cliffs, and open green spaces. Take a guided tour of Fort Severn on foot or by snowmobile to learn all there is to learn about the land.